Courtney Love has been granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-manager Sam Lutfi.
On Monday (10Dec18) it was reported that the former Hole rocker had filed legal documents requesting a protective order against Lutfi, who she claimed has been incessantly harassing her and her family with emails, texts and phone calls demanding money for services he said he rendered. She wanted to obtain an order to prevent Lutfi from contacting her, her sister and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
Love’s lawyer Howard King has now issued a statement to TMZ.com confirming that a judge has granted the temporary order.
“The escalating verbal harassment and threats of Sam Lutfi left no choice to Courtney and her family but to seek protection,” King said. “The Cobains are grateful for the anti-harassment order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court against Mr. Lutfi and the powers it provides law enforcement to assure that Mr. Lutfi terminates all contact with the family.”
Lutfi is perhaps best known for being Britney Spears‘ manager before the pop star’s 2008 meltdown, which led to her father becoming the singer’s co-conservator.
He is currently being sued alongside Love by her daughter’s ex-husband Isaiah Silva. He claimed earlier this year that Lutfi and two other men broke into his home, assaulted, kidnapped and attempted to murder him. He believes Love orchestrated the attack to get her hands on the guitar her late husband Kurt Cobain used during a performance on MTV Unplugged. The instrument had been given to Silva as a wedding gift and became a contentious issue during his divorce from Frances.